IMC Companies and Local IT Training Schools Collaborate to Address Skills Gap
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IMC Companies, a national leader in intermodal logistics, relies heavily on dedicated computing and technology systems and processes, creating a need for a trained IT workforce in Memphis.
“When I joined IMC Companies as their CIO, I became directly responsible for the IT hiring process,” says Joel Tracy. It wasn’t until I made the move to a mid-sized business that I realized the difficulty in finding committed, well-rounded technical skills and talent. I found myself reevaluating what was important to my team when bringing in new members.”
Historically, IT candidates may have needed a related undergraduate or graduate degree in order to pursue a career in IT, but IMC Companies finds there are equally important criteria.
“In the case of IT, the technical knowledge and skills are just one-third of what makes up a successful individual’s career,” says Tracy. “Being able to understand others, and how teams and organizations work, is another third. The final third, the ability to holistically consider all aspects of work in order to achieve specific goals, also means the ability to consider the larger picture.”Read more
IMC Companies and TierPoint Join Forces to Strengthen Technological Efforts
IMC Companies Chief Information Officer Joel Tracy and Director of IT – Engineering and Operations Robert Spiecha recently discussed the history of IMC Companies and their relationship with the TierPoint data centers. Tracy commented, “TierPoint handles all of the power […]Read more
Container Tracking Innovations: 3PL Adoptions and Implementations
One of the challenges for North America’s intermodal industry over the years is the ability to accurately track and report a container’s status while it is in transit.
And while that has traditionally left third-party logistics companies at a disadvantage compared with other modes of transport that utilize GPS-enabled cargo and equipment-tracking sensors, intermodal has taken steps in recent years to catch up.
3PLs, in particular, have been able to greatly improve their operations and shipment visibility thanks in part to cloud-based software and database platforms, as well as the emergence of web-enabled devices that collect, send and act on data they acquire from their surrounding environments using embedded sensors, processors and communication hardware, technology commonly know as the Internet of Things, or loT.Read more
IMC Companies Promotes Science and Technology Careers to Local Students
Members of the IMC Companies IT team participated in the 2019 Maxine Smith STEAM Academy Career Fair. The Greater Memphis IT Council sponsored the career fair and IMC Companies was happy to participate and support STEAM education in Memphis. Over 85% of the students at MSSA make the Honor Roll each quarter, MBJ named MSSA the #1 Middle School for Memphis in 2017, and they ranked #1 in the TCAPS for Shelby County and #2 in the State of TN in 2015. (more…)Read more
A Conversation with Joel Tracy, CIO of IMC Companies
Sridhar Sunkara sits down with Joel Tracy, Chief Information Officer for IMC Companies, as they dive into the world of intermodal transportation logistics and how technology is playing a critical role in many areas like operational efficiencies, fleet efficiencies, customer experience, driver experience, and other areas at IMC Companies. Also, Joel explains how new and emerging technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence, IoT, the blockchain, safety technologies, and more helping IMC to have a competitive advantage. (more…)Read more